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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 424 8181
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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THE view of Cape Town

Very touristic but still one of the place you will have to go to if you are in Cape Town. Amazing views on the surroundings. We bought the tickets online upfront and loaded them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very touristic but still one of the place you will have to go to if you are in Cape Town. Amazing views on the surroundings. We bought the tickets online upfront and loaded them on the smartphone, it worked perfectly.

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to see the views, I would really recommend it, but to avoid the queues go just after 3 pm, as there is a lull in the visitors passing through. You still have loads of time, but less hanging around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a cloudy day and saw that the cable car was open. Our guide told us that you don't chance it and must go because it could have remained closed for the rest of our trip. We took the chance and ascended to the summit through the clouds. A patch of clouds cleared and we had some beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Table Mountain in January 2017 and the weather was beautiful. We did a lot of walking and it was so tranquil. There were no queues and it was not so busy being a week day. The buffet however is extremely over priced and a typical tourist trap. The food was edible but not great. I would suggest just... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All tourists Of Cape town must see there. There are two cafes, clean toilet, free WiFi , good coffee. U can take wonderful pics. Tracking area. Cable cars are big And fast. Wonderful place

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is run really well. Just BUY your ticket in advance and you avoid an hour queuing. Approximately 50-60 go in cable car and doesn't matter where you are inside as floor rotates so you get all round view. Quick process and make your decision early in your holiday to go as you never know when the wind gets up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going up to the top of Table Mountain is as good as everyone else has said If the weather is right. What I want to add is don't miss it even if you don't like heights/other cable cars/lifts. I don't and spent the wait in the queue being anxious. But I really enjoyed it. You can stand near the middle... More 

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Thank Mairi P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick, efficient, stunning views, what an experience. Purchase tickets online, the queue is shorter and if possible, dont go during school holidays, they get real busy. Check the weather before you go and do pack a warm top, the weather up there can change in an instant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car spins while it's going up so you can see from different views. Near the end it literally goes straight up like in an elevator. There were some stunned faces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky that we did not have a long wait to get the ticket for the cable car and could wait under shade. It is well organised and the cable car staff have got a good sense of humour. All the. Routes are clearly marked but you can use the free guided tour as well. Interesting to see so... More 

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